San Francisco April 2023

San Francisco April 2023 Events

San Francisco April 2023 Events

Enjoy a Beautiful Spring Month in San Fran!

Average temperature low and high: 50° - 63°
San Francisco is an ideal time to visit in April, as the city is adorned with vibrant blooms and boasts mild temperatures. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see attraction, as well as the picturesque neighborhoods of Haight-Ashbury and the Mission District. April is also an optimal time to explore the city's numerous parks and outdoor spaces, such as Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. The city's renowned hills offer breathtaking views of the bay, and many festivals and events occur throughout the month, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Ocean Film Festival, and the Art Market.
Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race

Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race

Act like a kid again and ride your Big Wheel down one of the curviest streets in San Francisco.  The event, which will be held on Easter Sunday, always leads to hilarity as adults ride, tumble, and crash their way down the hill on undersized tricycles, for no reason other than finding the joy in life.  Whether you choose to ride or watch, you're guaranteed a good time.  Get more information and register at their official website.

April Event Calendar

Cycle for Survival

Cycle for Survival

Join the movement to beat rare cancers and ride with Cycle for Survival! This April and May, team stationary-cycling events will take place outdoors at 15 locations across the country. With the support of Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner, nearly $300 million has been raised for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. We invite you to start a team with friends, family, and colleagues. No training is necessary - you can pedal hard or hardly pedal.

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese culture and the blooming of cherry blossom trees in San Francisco, California. This vibrant festival takes place over two weekends in April and attracts thousands of visitors each year. It also showcases traditional Japanese dance, music, food, and crafts, as well as a grand parade highlighting Japanese culture's beauty and elegance. Visitors can enjoy various activities, including taiko drumming performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, and calligraphy workshops. 

Come From Away

See this award-winning show that is set a week following the September 11 attacks and follows the story of what happened when 38 planes were ordered to land in a small town. Get your tickets here.

San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

Watch hundreds of new and innovative films from independent creators around the world at the two-week-long San Francisco International Film Festival. Whether you prefer horror, drama, or documentaries, you'll be able to find multiple options that will appease your tastes and expose you to new talent. Find more information at the official website.

International Decorative Painters Salon

International Decorative Painters Salon

Experience the vibrant works of artisans from 25 countries, spanning every artistic style possible. Come to this year's International Decorative Painters Salon and see talented professionals show off their craft - finishers, teachers, restoration artists, sign painters and more. Marvel at demonstrations of unique techniques. Only these master creators will know how to execute with grace. Get involved in a massive group mural project that will surely inspire you. Visit Tuesday-Thursday for just a $20 donation.

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Art Market San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco

Enjoy a high-quality art fair experience at Art Market San Francisco with a gallery of dealers and collectors showing a display of ceramic, sculpture, and glass art, as well as digital art, mixed media, and graphic art. There will also be plenty of handmade jewelry, metalwork, wooden art, paintings, and more.

San Francisco: 420 Hippie Hill

San Francisco: 420 Hippie Hill

Light up with others to celebrate 4/20 on Hippie Hill. Food trucks line the pathways to provide relief from the munchies and you can pick up products in multiple forms from some of San Francisco's best dispensaries. Over 10,000 people come out to get high together, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1960s and the flower child life that Hippie Hill is named for. People bring various games and entertainment, so join in on a game of Cards Against Humanity, Frisbee, or an impromptu musical performance. Considering the nature of the event, it comes as no surprise that most attendees will go home with new friends from this community event. 

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Dance Week

This Bay Area Dance Week event is hosted by Dancer’s Group at the Bay Area San Francisco. Come with your friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy over 400 free performances, workshops, and classes. More than 700 artists, groups, and organizations are joining Dance Week. There will be free events, kickoffs, and awards. The events are free.

San Francisco's Earth Day

San Francisco\'s Earth Day

Celebrate the 53rd Anniversary of Earth Day in San Francisco while embracing nature at San Francisco's Earth Day celebration with live music, expert speakers, art, and food. Also on display are new examples of environmentally friendly technology, cooking demonstrations to promote sustainable diets, and activities to promote connection with the earth, such as yoga, recyclable crafts, and more. Visit the official website to see an up-to-date schedule of events and a current list of speakers.

Sol Blume

Sol Blume

Experience Sol Blume on April 29th and 30th, 2023, to celebrate music, art, and culture. This year's lineup features Brent Faiyaz, Teyana Taylor, Coco Jones and more. Enjoy R&B, soul, and hip-hop music and pick between General Admission and VIP tickets. Food and beverage options, interactive art experiences, and vendors will also be available. Get your tickets now.

Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival

Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival

Every year, the Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival celebrates the legacy of Cesar Chavez, a prominent figure in the civil rights and labor movement. The festival provides an opportunity for attendees to discover and appreciate the values that guided Chavez's activism, including nonviolence, justice, and equality. The event will take place on April 29th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on 24th St. in San Francisco, California. Expect vivid costumes that exude liveliness, along with music, dance, arts and crafts, and numerous amiable vendors to engage with.

San Francisco Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 01 at Oasis An Evening with Joey Arias
Sat, Apr 01 at The Great Northern The Sound Garden Camp Fundraiser-Headliner "YokoO" w/Alkemiss Erika
Sat, Apr 01 at Monarch DJ Dan | DJ Brad Robinson | Stephy V | Mike Simonetti | Dj Playstation
Sat, Apr 01 at Audio Sébastien Léger
Sat, Apr 01 at Love and Propaganda Allure feat. Ryan Lucero & Shabazz
Sat, Apr 01 at Oasis PRINCESS w/ PANGINA HEALS
Sat, Apr 01 at The EndUp Elements of House Afterhours
Sun, Apr 02 at Monarch WERD. | MOSSMOSS / PATRICK GIL
Wed, Apr 05 at Oasis VARLA JEAN MERMAN is Ready to Blow!
Fri, Apr 07 at Monarch Rhino Reunion ft ShOOeY | Felly Fell | Priscilla | Nugz | DJ Dane & More
Fri, Apr 07 at The Great Northern A Club Called Rhonda SF: Martyn Bootyspoon, Gabrielle Kwarteng, & More
Fri, Apr 07 at Audio DJ Susan
Things to do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco in April

Visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Visit this beautiful garden at the peak of its bloom in spring. Situated within Golden Gate Park, the garden showcases over 8,000 species of plants. There are several different collections within the garden, such as Mediterranean and Tropical. The garden offers free tours if you want to know more about all the flora blooming. For visitors, admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children. There’s a $2 discount for youths, seniors and college students with valid ID.

Spend your last weekend of the month at Treasure Island

Spend your last weekend of the month at Treasure Island
Check out this massive, monthly flea market that pops up every spring on the last weekend of the month. Located on Treasure Island, the market features goods from independent sellers lined up along the picturesque waterside. Live music, food trucks, stands, and even bars are scattered throughout the market, giving every visitor something to enjoy! Entry into the market is free for children under 12 and $5 for general admission.

Take a boat ride along Stow Lake

Take a boat ride along Stow Lake
Take advantage of spring in full bloom by renting a paddle, electric, or row boat to tour this hidden gem. Situated in the middle of Golden Gate Park, the lake includes a 110-foot artificial waterfall, colorful Chinese pavilion, and a 125-year-old Stone Bridge. During springtime, visitors will also get the chance to see ducklings and goslings hatch! Rentals start at $22.50 per hour.